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Rockville, MD - Halfaker and Associates recently successfully completed the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP), a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned business executives increase their success in winning federal government contracts by establishing best business practices.

Washington, DC – USA Today recently published an article featuring Dawn Halfaker, CEO of Halfaker and Associates, on the front page of the Money Section. The article was titled, “Vets use skills learned in battle to make mark in business world,” and showcased programs that assist veterans during their transition into the business world and featured several veterans and their successful transitions from the military to owning small businesses.

Washington, DC – Halfaker and Associates, a strategic consulting business that provides homeland security and defense, physical security, program management, and information technology solutions for its clients, announced on October 26th, 2010 that CEO, Dawn Halfaker was named one of Ernst & Young LLP’s 2010 Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Dawn is one of 11 exceptional women recognized throughout the country with this prestigious award.

Washington, DC—Halfaker and Associates’ CEO, Dawn Halfaker, participated in the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation Joining Forces for Women Veterans: An Inaugural Summit on October 21, 2010 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. The BPW Foundation works to strengthen the capacity of organizations and businesses through education, research, knowledge and policy to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women.

Washington DC—On October 19, 2010, Halfaker and Associates supported the Paralyzed Veterans of America and their “Mission: Able” campaign as a corporate sponsor of the annual gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Fairfax Station, VA – Thanks to all of the generous participants and volunteers who joined in support of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Burke Lake Park, this year’s Run Around the Lake was another great success! On the brisk and cloudy Fall morning of October 3rd, over 320 enthusiastic patriots completed the 4.7 mile event at Burke Lake to raise over $20,000 in support our Nation’s heroes returning home from the current conflicts.

Baltimore, MD – On September 25, 2010, Halfaker's COO, Doug Days and CFO, Emily McMahan reached out to at-risk male youth during the monthly Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood meeting. Mentoring Male Teens was established by Cameron Miles as a group mentoring program serving at risk males between the ages of 8 and 18 in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Halfaker provided lunch for the 50 male teens in attendance and Doug Days delivered a motivational speech to the teens on the importance of education and factors that will prepare them to enter this competitive job market.

Fort Knox, KY—On September 24, 2010, Halfaker supported the 33rd Annual Ft. Knox Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Pro-Am Invitational Golf Tournament at the Lindsey Golf Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Dana Point, CA - On September 11, 2010, Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, joined with 500 people for the third annual Life Changing Lives Gala at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. Dawn was honored to attend and speak about her combat experience in Iraq and journey with the Wounded Warrior Project. The charity event raised over $800,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Orange County), and Festival of Children Foundation.

Washington DC – With thousands of military men and women coming home from the Middle East with career-building on their minds, VA is eager to introduce them to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the most generous and comprehensive educational benefit for Veterans since World War II.  Recently, VA teamed up with NASCAR driver Landon Cassill, TRG Motorsports and their number 71 Chevrolet Impala SS to race in the Air Guard 400 Sprint Cup Series race on September 11th in Richmond, Virginia and was also one of the sponsors of the race itself.